On my desk, beside my computer I have the memorial card that was handed out at Paula’s funeral on June 15th, 2005. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t think about her.
Paula ~ I miss you so much you have no idea, I watched the video of you a few times over today. Big Sigh!!One of Paula's wishes was to donate her organs when she passed. Her wish was granted and she helped to extend the lives of 3 recipients by having her liver and kidneys donated. It really did help to know that in her death she helped 3 people live. She was a true hero. http://www.giftoflife.on.ca/en/ Love and miss you Miss P. xoxoxoxoxoalways Most of us will never know when our time is approaching, which is all the more reason to live like we mean it now. You do NOT need permission to follow your dreams and to do what you love. Don’t wait until you feel like you have no choice, start living for today.
Poem on the memorial card above: Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. Mary E. FryeMiss P. ~ this was one of the first songs we kicked back and listened to on repeat. I love that it spun into a 2 hour conversation about love and life, first crushes and friendships. I always think of you when I hear it.